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Counting My Blessings.

By Jenrene

Have you ever been in a place where it was hard to see blessings in your day?  Well... Welcome to the Neighborhood!

( Both literally, and figuratively…)

There’s a scripture that says: “In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”  I Thessolonians 5:18. I made up my mind today after my car was hit by another car, that I would praise the Lord, anyway! I can show you pics of exactly what came my way… because it was a dent or two and quite a scraping, but thankfully I did not have anything major happen to my person. As I was getting hit, I had my car window down and I remember trying to reach out and touch the car in front of me, and I actually said out loud: “No…Please STOP!” ( But she  didn’t hear me…) I was certain the bright yellow Dodge GS had a mind of her own, but you know, we cannot prevent anything unexpected  from actually happening to us, we often have to just roll with the punches.  I decided no matter what happened today, I would can still find things to be grateful for. So I came home, made the call into my insurance to  claim the incident, then I grabbed my camera and made a mad dash outside, because I was determined that my joy would not be stolen today!

Here is what I ran into when  I went out side, a few beautiful things that are noteworthy for praise!

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the slide next door…

Notice the sun was going down and I wanted to catch a few sun rays.  And then I saw the swing… this little swing makes me smile, so I tried to capture it, as well. I used to want a swing set, and now i have one, right in my own neighborhood, huh?

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And lastly, here is the pretty vines that swiggle  ( is that a word??) through our porch netting. Thought they were pretty, since the vines seem to have a mind of its own, and like to curl up beside us on the porch and run from the sun.

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Oh no! I cannot forget the  beautiful, precious  flower that exclaimed: “Pick me!” as I snapped around the community garden… so here she is…

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So …that’s what I am grateful for, today. It seems so much better to write my experience down in pictures! ;0)

You can best believe that I was on cloud ten after this! I didn’t even recall having any bad feelings about my car situation any longer! I wonder what it would take for you to also lose yourself in joy and find  a way to find praise in the GOOD things, in life.

You should really take the time, it’s so worth it.

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